Former Uruguayan and Atletico Madrid star Diego has heaped praise on his old Mumbai City FC teammates Pronay Halder and Sehnaj Singh, who were a part of 2016 side that reached the playoffs. Forlan has also expressed his willingness to return to the club as a coach in the future if he got the chance.
Forlan was a part of Mumbai City FC in one of their golden periods in ISL 2016. The club, with the likes of Forlan, Sunil Chhrteri, Halder, and Sehnaj had reached the knockouts for the first time after finishing at the top of the table. And Forlan took a moment to praise his former teammates and how talented they were.
"Chhetri is a great player. We had good players in our team. There was Pronay Halder and Sehnaj Singh. They could play in European leagues, they had the talent. Sunil played abroad but I think he returned too early. Maybe if he stayed there, he would’ve been successful," said Forlan reported ISL’s official website.
Forlan had a decent outing with Mumbai, where he scored five goals that also included a hat-trick. However, the South American never returned to the country or the league thereafter. Forlan has revealed that he never really got the opportunity to come back as well.
"I wanted to come back here. I did not have the opportunity of coming back to Mumbai, which I wanted to," said the 2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball winner. I had an amazing time in Mumbai. My wife, my family was here. In fact, it was over here that my wife told me we were expecting our second child. So, I have good memories. I made some amazing friends who I still keep in touch with," he added.
However, the now-retired footballer is now trying his hands in getting the coaching and didn’t rule out a chance to come back to MCFC with a coaching role. "I want to attain my UEFA coaching badges in order to coach in Europe. I’m planning on doing that next year," he informed.
Asked if the Hero ISL could be one of his destinations in his new venture, the Uruguayan responded, "I had a good time here when I played. So, why not? It would be really nice," he added.